# What are key words for word problems?

## What are key words for word problems?

Below is a partial list.

- Addition: increased by. more than. combined, together. total of.
- Subtraction: decreased by. minus, less. difference between/of.
- Multiplication: of. times, multiplied by. product of.
- Division: per, a. out of. ratio of, quotient of.
- Equals. is, are, was, were, will be. gives, yields. sold for, cost.

**What words tell you to multiply in a word problem?**

Word problems will often use “every,” “rate,” or “each” to denote multiplication.

**What are the keywords of multiplication?**

Smaller pieces of the products are called factors and some trigger words that tell you to use the multiplication operation are: times, quadruple, for every, double, and per. So when we see or hear these words, we know we need to multiply.

### What is the acronym we use to solve word problems?

A good way to solve word problems is by using the method called “GRASS.” GRASS is an acronym for Given, Required, Analysis, Solution, and Statement. You can use GRASS, step by step, to break down a word problem, making it easier to solve.

**How do you solve algebra word problems?**

To solve an algebraic word problem:

- Define a variable.
- Write an equation using the variable.
- Solve the equation.
- If the variable is not the answer to the word problem, use the variable to calculate the answer.

**What is a word problem with examples?**

Word problems commonly include mathematical modelling questions, where data and information about a certain system is given and a student is required to develop a model. For example: Jane had $5.00, then spent $2.00. How much does she have now?

#### What are keywords for equal?

The leading keyword, PRODUCT OF, indicates the eight is multiplied by a number. Note: The first expression is translated, then the equal sign is translated, and then the expression on the right of the equal sign. Often, in mathematics, breaking the problem up into smaller pieces can increase your success.

**What is the solve strategy?**

The SOLVE Strategy is an explicit instruction, mnemonic-based learning strategy designed to help students in solving mathematical word problems. National statistics indicate that a signifi- cant percentage of students perform at or below basic lev- els in math.

**What is the abbreviation of problem?**

PB. (redirected from problem)

## How do you turn a linear equation into a word problem?

Here are some steps to follow:

- Understand the problem. Understand all the words used in stating the problem. Understand what you are asked to find.
- Translate the problem to an equation. Assign a variable (or variables) to represent the unknown.
- Carry out the plan and solve the problem.